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Chicago: City of Flight (Images of America: Illinois) Jim   Edwards

Chicago: City of Flight (Images of America: Illinois)

Jim Edwards

Published September 21st 2003
ISBN : 9780738531700
Paperback
128 pages
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Since the late 1800s, Chicago has been a mecca for aviation. Chicagos Octave Chanute kept the skies filled with revolutionary gliders and his expertise in aeronautics contributed to the Wright Brothers success. Chicago: City of Flight tells theMoreSince the late 1800s, Chicago has been a mecca for aviation. Chicagos Octave Chanute kept the skies filled with revolutionary gliders and his expertise in aeronautics contributed to the Wright Brothers success. Chicago: City of Flight tells the story of aviation in the city with exciting chapters on early birdmen, the birth of Chicago as a major airmail center, the spectacular chills and thrills of international airports and airplane manufacturers, and airlines, such as United Airlines, that were born in the city. Later topics include the citys modern aerospace industry and an exclusive look at Chicagos Wright Redux project, members of which designed and manufactured a replica Wright flyer. They plan to fly it over the city on December 17, 2003, in celebration of 100 years of manned, powered flight.